Elma Public Library

Elma Public Library

1860 Bowen Rd.
Elma, NY 14059
United States

Fax: 716-652-0381
Thomas Carloni, Director

Located on the corner of Bowen and Rice Roads, east of Route 400. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot and book drop available.

Public Access Computers: 14 computers, networked, including 3 laptops, printing 10¢ per B&W page, 25¢ per color page, flatbed scanner, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Wi-fi available.

Meeting Room, capacity 60. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.  Click here for Meeting Room Policy & Application

We offer Notary Services.

What's Special About the Elma Library

Local History Collection


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You'll now be able to borrow a variety of non-traditional materials from the Elma Public Library!  We have a GoPro camera, a portable record player, musical instruments, robots, and more!  Click here to see the full list. 


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Book Sale Donations

Gently used books in good condition will be accepted during library hours.  Please no text books, Reader's Digests, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or cassette tapes.  Donate used books at the Elma Library, at the corner of Bowen & Rice Road or call 652-2719.

 

The Elma Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Elma Public Library

What's new in the library?

Ongoing Winter Events

  • Book Babies - Tuesdays @ 11:30am from January 14 to February 18.  For newborns to 21/2 year olds.  Join us for rhymes, songs, and stories!  Please register.
  • Toddler Time - Tuesdays @ 10:30am from January 14 to February 18.  For ages 21/2 to 31/2.  Treat your toddler to some songs and stories!  Toddlers must bring an adult lap to sit on.  Please register.
  • Preschool Story Time - Thursdays @ 10:30am from January 16 to February 20.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  Prepare your child for school!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Please register.

 

January

  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, January 25 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  Our theme for January is "Lego Mystery Bag", in which you build from a bag full of Legos.  Bring a friend!  Please register.
  • Knitting & Craft Night - Monday, January 27 @ 6:30pm.  Calling all crafters!  Do you love to knit, crochet, craft or color?  Come enjoy a relaxed evening in the library with a community of friendly crafters & knitters.  Bring a project you're working on or start a new one!  Please bring all necessary supplies.  Call 652-2719 to register.
  • Census 2020 Hiring Event - Thursday, January 30 from 3:00-5:30pm.  Could you use a little extra income?  Become a census taker!  The 2020 Census offers flexible hours and competitive wages that are paid weekly.  It's a great way to serve your community as well!  Join us for a recruitment event on January 30th.  A census representative will be here at the Elma Library to answer questions and provide information about upcoming Census jobs.  No need to register.

 

February

  • Joy of Trains presents "Superhero Adventure" - Saturday, February 1 @ 11:00am to 2:00pm.  For all ages.  In celebration of "Bring Your Child to the Library Day", join us for a hands-on train adventure!  If you love trainsets and superheroes, stop in anytime between 11:00am and 2:00pm for some great hands-on fun!  Kids are welcome to wear costumes!  Presented by Dean M. Hunneshagen.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Elma Public Library.  No need to register.
  • Teen Lego Night - Monday, February 3 @ 6:30-8:00pm.  For ages 11-17.  Back again by popular demand, join us for a night of Lego creativity!  Work as a team or on your own!  We'll have prizes and snacks provided by the Friends of the Elma Public Library!  Registration required.   
  • Library Advocacy Meeting with Senator Patrick Gallivan - Thursday, February 6 @ 2:00pm.  Hosted by the Western New York Library Resources Council.  Open to the public.
  • Buffalo's Sporting Life - Saturday, February 8 @ 1:00pm.  Are you a diehard Sabres fan?  Do you keep rooting for the Bills year after year?  Are you just getting into all that Buffalo sports has to offer?  Whether an aficionado or an amateur, this talk is for you!  Presented through the eyes of a 60-year-old lifelong Buffalo sports fan, this talk will focus on professional sports in Buffalo through the years, including the history of the Bills, the Bisons, the Braves, the Sabres and more!  Please call 652-2719 to register.
  • Happy Hearts Day! Storytime - Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:30pm.  For children in grades K-3.  Join us for Valentine's Day stories, games and crafts!  Please register.
  • Scrapbooking Club - Saturday, February 15 @ 10:30am-3:30pm.  Join us at the library for a day of fun & creativity with friends and neighbors as you work on your scrapbooking projects and albums!  Have dedicated time to work on those stacks of pictures, projects and gifts!  Bring your supplies and plenty of tape runners.  You may bring your own lunch or join a group lunch order.  Please sign up at the front desk or by calling 652-2719.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Tuesday, February 18 from 3:30-5:00pm & Wednesday, February 19 at 2:00pm.  Have you ever wondered about what happens at the library when it is closed?  We will share our secrets with your stuffed animal friends at our Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  Join us as we read goodnight stories to your stuffed animal and tuck it in for the night.  Come pick up your animal at 2:00pm the next day and see what your stuffed animal was up to!  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register by calling 652-2719 or by stopping in.
  • The Elma Public Library Book Club - Wednesday, February 19 @ 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende.  All welcome to this fun and lively gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.
  • Computer Class: eBooks & eReaders - Friday, February 21 @ 2:00–4:30pm – Pre-registration required
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, February 22 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  Bring a friend!  Please register.
  • Knitting & Craft Night - Monday, February 24 @ 6:30pm.  Calling all crafters!  Do you love to knit, crochet, craft or color?  Come enjoy a relaxed evening in the library with a community of friendly crafters & knitters.  Bring a project you're working on or start a new one!  Please bring all necessary supplies.  Call 652-2719 to register.
  • Elma Cooks!  The Elma Public Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, February 26 @ 6:00pm.  Join us for our monthly cookbook club!  Meet fellow foodies, cookbook enthusiasts and wonderful people who will enrich your culinary interests.  This month's cookbook is Cook's Illustrated Revolutionary Recipes.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Family Movie Matinee: "The Addams Family" - Saturday, February 29 @ 1:30pm.  Join us for a free viewing of the new family film "The Addams Family" at the Elma Public Library!  Rated PG.  No need to register.

 

March

  • Scrapbooking Club - Saturday, March 14 @ 10:30am-3:30pm.  Join us at the library for a day of fun & creativity with friends and neighbors as you work on your scrapbooking projects and albums!  Have dedicated time to work on those stacks of pictures, projects and gifts!  Bring your supplies and plenty of tape runners.  You may bring your own lunch or join a group lunch order.  Please sign up at the front desk or by calling 652-2719.
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, March 21 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  Bring a friend!  Please register.
  • Knitting & Craft Night - Monday, March 23 @ 6:30pm.  Calling all crafters!  Do you love to knit, crochet, craft or color?  Come enjoy a relaxed evening in the library with a community of friendly crafters & knitters.  Bring a project you're working on or start a new one!  Please bring all necessary supplies.  Call 652-2719 to register.

Elma Public Library Board Info

Annual Report


Board of Trustees

Susan Sudlik, President
Thomas E. Pirrung, Vice President
Ellen B. McGreevy, Treasurer
Terry E. Booth, Secretary
Eileen R. Holden
Susan M. Czech

The Elma Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of every month, except January and August of 2020. 


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes


Bylaws

  • Click here for the By-laws of the Elma Public Library

Budget

 


Strategic Plan